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The Rest Bed is a performance mattress that can dynamically change firmness as you sleep in order for you to get optimal support and pressure relief as you change positions at night, it is unlike any mattress I have previously reviewed. This is achieved through the use of air chambers that inflate and deflate throughout the night in specific areas of the mattress based on the feedback received from a pressure-sensing fabric. You also have the option to manually set firmness throughout the mattress.
Completely different than any other mattress we have previously reviewed. Automatically adjust firmness throughout the night as you move and change positions. Yes, there are other brands that offer this but only ReST, as far as I know, allows you to change the pressure in distinct zones.
Unboxing and Overview of the ReST Mattress
Below is a video overview of the mattress from delivery, setup, and my thoughts about sleeping on it. Please note that ReST no longer supplies the 2 tablets. Instead you can use your phone to control it which I found to be more convenient. It also takes up much less space on your nightstand.
The Mattress comes in a large box. Inside you will find all the pumps and hoses as well as the mattress itself which is folded in half.
Here’s what you will find inside the box.
Here’s everything out of the box.
How Much Does the ReST Mattress Cost?
Below are the current prices of the ReST mattress. The mattress comes with a 90-day risk-free return policy. No restocking fees, no return fees. Should you decide to keep it you are backed by a 10-year warranty that covers not only the mattress but also the mechanical components such as the air pumps and hoses.
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Construction of the Rest Bed
The cover is made of a polyester fabric that feels like athletic wear. ReST calls this layer, “Sleep Skin”. It’s stretchy and allows the foam underneath to fully conform to your body.
Underneath that is a 4-inch layer of cooling gel foam which I found to be extra soft. Sort of like dough. If this was on a traditional foam or hybrid mattress, it probably wouldn’t work but since you can adjust the firmness underneath I appreciated the extra pressure relief on the top layer.
Underneath the foam layer is a sensor system knitted into an antimicrobial fabric. This, “Smart Sensor” has 1,000 data points per side that deliver pressure data to the pump and connected app.
Underneath the Smart Sensor are 5 medical-grade polyurethane air chambers that make up the different zones of the mattress. All of this is encased in border made of rigid foam for optimal edge support.
How to Setup your ReST Mattress
The setup process is a bit more involved than your typical mattress. Once you place the mattress on your bed you find that it looks like a deflated air mattress.
Next you’ll need to connect the hoses to the air pumps. Connecting the hoses is easy. Each group of hoses gets connected to a separate pump and the hoses are labeled for each zone of the mattress. At this point, Don’t worry about which is right or left.
Once the hoses are connected and the pumps are plugged in, the mattress will start inflating. The motor is very quiet and you will hardly hear it working. It took about 15 minutes for the mattress to fully inflate.
While you are waiting for the mattress to inflate, you can begin setting up the app on your phone or tablet.
My ReST Bed Findings
Since this mattress can be adjusted for firmness, it can be both soft and firm. That said, I found the top layer of foam to be extra soft. The top layer needs to be super soft because it allows you to get the full effect of the zone chambers underneath.
I tried the mattress at all settings and really enjoyed the lumbar support and the ability to drop the pressure in the zone where my shoulders are. I also tried the automatic setting which can take some getting used to since you will feel the mattress inflate and deflate as you move. Long term I would probably use a specific setting that’s optimal for me which would prevent me from having to move around in the first place.
I found the app to be rough around the edges. The experience of setting it up the first time was a little tiring. When you first launch the app you’ll have to update it and you will find yourself connecting to your wifi network multiple times to get the mattress working with the app. The app starts out in automatic mode which means it automatically responds to how your weight is distributed across the mattress. It gets these readings from a pressure-sensitive matt built inside the mattress. The app does a great job of showing off pressure points in real-time and which zones are inflated more than the others. The app also lets you switch to manual mode to control the amount of air in each zone by sliding them up and down.
If you have tried multiple mattresses with different constructions and still aren’t finding the right balance of support and pressure relief, it may be time to consider the ReST Mattress. It probably wouldn’t be the first mattress I would try given the price but if you have tried multiple brands and constructions and are still not getting the right feel, then the ReST would certainly be worth a shot. It is unlike any other mattress I have tried. There are other mattresses on the market that will adjust firmness with an air chamber but the ReST mattress is the only mattress I know of that has distinct zones and that’s where this mattress and the technology really shines. When I sleep on my side, my shoulders often get sore and I really enjoyed being able to firm up my lumbar area while decreasing pressure towards my shoulders. This is something that no other mattress offers and for that reason alone it is an excellent choice for side sleepers.
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